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Hello dear listeners!  You've made it to the final week of Fright Forge 2020!  We're so proud of you for traversing the abyss with us and helping us to make this most spooky of seasons a little more fun.  This week we finish off our month of fun and frights by building an adventure based around the grand daddy of phobias, the fear of death itself! We talk about our favorite personifications of death and provide some great ideas for how to build an intimidating aspect of the grave for your DnD games.  We also talk about some fun quests you could build around an interaction with such a character.  There's so much to this trope that we could have packed in 10 episodes worth of ideas, so I think this is something we may well revisit in the future. We also take a moment to talk about a really fun sponsored supplement in the rec room!  This week we're talking about Galifax's Guide to Everything Evil!  This is an AMAZING DMsGuild supplement that focuses on how to get the most out of your evil characters.  It's packed full of evil archetypes and backgrounds to fit every class and playstyle, as well as evil themed items, monsters, and even some tips on how to maintain civility at a table full of baddies.  Honestly I think anything that helps encourage good communication between players is a good thing so for that alone we are more than happy to recommend this guide. It just released this past friday and can be found on DMsGuild here! If you buy please leave them a nice review and tell them we sent you! As always, if you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations we want to hear them!  Do you have any stories about your own near death experiences?  And what kind of spooky adventures are you running this month?  If you have something to share or if ideas for future episode topics please let us know about them!  We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts or your podcasting app of choice!  Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Welcome back to your favorite spoooooooky DnD podcast!  This week we're continuing our month of Halloween themed episodes by creating an adventure based on Nosocomephobia: the fear of the hospitals!  Some people hate needles, and some people can't stand the idea of being doctored up for any reason at all, this episode is for the latter.  We spend some time this week talking about spooky doctors and haunted hospitals (in the real world!) and build what we think is a really interesting multi session adventure for you to subject your players to! We also have some extra spooky recommendations for you this week in Ten Candles by Cavalry Games as well as Betrayal at House on the Hill and its excellent sequel Betrayal at Baldur's Gate! As always, if you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations we want to hear them!  Do you have any stories about terrible hospital experiences?  And what kind of spooky adventures are you running this month?  If you have something to share or if there's anything that YOU want us to help build please let us know!  We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts or your podcasting app of choice!  Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Welcome back and welcome to your favorite spoooooooky DnD podcast!  This week we're continuing our month of Halloween themed episodes by creating an adventure based on Nyctophobia: the fear of the dark!  Not only do we talk about some interesting shadowy evil doers, but we talk about ways to incorporate actual real life darkness into your players gaming experiences!  So dim the lights and grab a seat for Fright Forge part 2!  Our rec room recommendation this week is for the strategy board game Dead of Winter!  Dead of Winter is a semi cooperative survival strategy game that tasks you and your friends with collecting supplies to survive the winter while besieged by ravenous zombies.  There are something like 50 unique scenarios, and a variety of characters to play as all with their own interesting survival abilities.  We love it, and we think you will too! As always, if you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations we want to hear them!  How have you overcome the prevalence of dark vision in your games?  And what kind of spooky adventures are you running this month?  If you have something to share or if there's anything that YOU want us to help build please let us know!  We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts or your podcasting app of choice!  Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Welcome back and welcome to the spookiest month of the year!  We are HUGE fans of October and Halloween here on World Forge, and so we've decided to celebrate by spending the month creating adventures based around phobias for you to use in your DnD games!  Our first venture is about arachnophobia and how to include interesting and terrifying spiders in your story.  We come up with some people, places, and things all woven into a terrifying tapestry of spider silk storytelling!  Look out over the rest of October for 3 more Dungeons and Dragons adventures based around other phobias! We also have a very fun and spooky rec room recommendation this week in Limbo: a spooky monochromatic puzzle platformer that features a giant giant spider as one of it's primary enemies! As always, if you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations we want to hear them!  And if there's anything that YOU want us to help build please let us know!  We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts or your podcasting app of choice!  Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Welcome back listeners to episode 69 (heh heh) of World Forge!  This week we have an extra special, extra spicy one for you all about our pop culture and celebrity crushes.  We spend far too much time talking about that, and eventually get into creating a fun sexy adventure that harnesses all that randy energy that we almost certainly should not have put out into the world.  Fair warning: this is certainly our most NSFW episode yet so please brace yourselves for that, we absolutely understand if that's not your cup of tea and will not feel bad if you give this one a miss.  Otherwise this episode kind of speaks for itself so we'll forgo any further explanation, if you're still here then well... enjoy! As always, if you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations we want to hear them!  And if there's anything that YOU want us to help build please let us know!  We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts or your podcasting app of choice!  Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Welcome back listeners to another episode of World Forge!  This week we are joined by our dear friend, supporter, and wonderful creator: Grace Keating!  Grace is here with us this week to talk about creating interesting island locations for your DnD stories and adventures!  We talk prison islands, island getaways, strange island reality shows, the 8 apex baking disciplines, and much more. If you're looking for some great chill music to get you in the mood to create, we recommend you check out Grace's partner Josh's instagram.  He's an amazing musician who has lots of awesome free music that help you maximize your creativity. His music is available at instagram.com/joshuanordine If you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations we want to hear them!  And if there's anything that YOU want us to help build please let us know!  We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts or your podcasting app of choice!  Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Welcome back listeners to another episode of World Forge!  This is a slightly shorter episode this week as we are totally wiped out from a trip up North, but we think you'll still have fun with it.  We took inspiration from our time in the woods to build some more characters for you to use as heroes, villains, or NPCs. Our rec room this week is something we think is really important, and it's to try and find ways to support the State and National Park Systems.  If you're looking for good social distance friendly activities, you could do a lot worse than taking a hike in one of the many parks that are probably a lot closer to you than you think.  We had a great time hiking around St. Croix State Park on our trip, and were able to pull some interesting ideas from our time there.  The National parks website is nps.gov and your state should have their own site with listings of all the state run parks in your area. As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  If you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations we want to hear them!  And if there's anything that YOU want us to help build please let us know!  We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts or your podcasting app of choice!  Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Hello listeners and welcome back to another episode of World Forge!  This week we're talking about how to make your towns and settlements interesting, and specifically how to fill them with fascinating NPCs and quests!  But that's not all!  Not only do we create an interesting settlement perfect for you DnD, Pathfinder, or even Starfinder game, we build a whole new world with it's own rules and limitations for you to use as you see fit.  We fill this world with all kinds of characters, both good and bad, and we would love to hear how you find ways to utilize them in your games! So as always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  If you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations we want to hear them!  And if there's anything that YOU want us to help build please let us know!  We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts or your podcasting app of choice!  Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
We're back this week with another exciting episode, after an even more exciting week of (forcibly) renovating our apartment.  Unfortunately this week we were attacked by our own pipes and were forced to vacate our studio/apartment for a whole week while repairs were done.  Luckily for you it on served to inspire and invigorate us to create ruins and wreckage to match the disaster that was our own home over the past few days. And even better we're joined by my brother Tommy!  Last time he joined us we talked about ancient artifacts, which are like ruins that aren't places, so he's quite well equipped to help us explore this most fascinating of topics. We also talk about a fun rec room recommendation this week: Atlas Obscura!  We may have recommended this one in the past, but we also don't care!  If you're looking for exciting places you can learn about or visit in the actual real world to inspire your DnD games Atlas Obscura is a great resource to help you find all the weird and wacky places you've likely never heard of! As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  If you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations we want to hear them!  And if there's anything that YOU want us to help build please let us know!  We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts or your podcasting app of choice!  Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Hello listeners and thanks for joining us again for another episode of World Forge!  We are freshly back from a much needed vacation and wanted to take some time talking about how to look out for inspiration in your daily lives (or travels!) and try to build some interesting stories and places based on some of our favorite places we've traveled to! Our inspirations include our recent trip to Michigan's Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, a past trip to Washington State, the black sand beaches of Iceland, and a some other really exciting places we've been lucky enough to visit. After that we take a moment to talk about a really wonderful charity event we're fans of: Games Done Quick!  This years Summer Games Done Quick event has just concluded, having raised over 2 million dollars for Doctor's Without Borders!  This is an event that we've been closely involved with for years that we definitely want you to check out.  Not only is it the largest fundraiser in the world for DWB, it's just a great time all around.  Check out their twitch stream at twitch.tv/gamesdonequick for their live events, or their youtube channel youtube.com/c/gamesdonequick for all of their past content.  And please consider donating to one of their several events that take place throughout the year! As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  If you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations we want to hear them!  And if there's anything that YOU want us to help build please let us know!  We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts or your podcasting app of choice!  Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Welcome back to another episode of World Forge where we're taking random prompts and turning them into new assets for you to use in your Dungeons and Dragons games! This week we're tackling a topic that puts an exciting spin on the standard protagonist role!  We're talking antiheroes and all the things that make a good guy bad!  We have a lot of fun examples from all over the pop culture sphere: Sawyer from Lost, Red Hood from Batman, Roschach, House, Vegeta, John McClane and tons more!  And as usual, we take a big swing at creating some of our own! We also have some cool recommendations for you this week including the Disney Villainous board game!  Villainous is a super fun strategy card game where you play as the villains from your favorite Disney movies.  We think it's really fun to get to step into the shoes of some of these characters and hope games like this can help inspire you to put a dark twist on your DnD heroes. As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  If you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations we want to hear them!  And if you have a world that YOU want us to help build please let us know!  We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice!  Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Welcome back listeners to yet another episode of World Forge!  This week we are tackling the classic topic of animal fantasy!  Believe it or not there's a lot of precedent for these types of stories in DnD already, but we take a swing at building some of our own anyway. From a grumpy lizard and his faithful turtle friend, to an eagle with a chip on his shoulder, we spin tales of all manner of animals from all parts of the food chain.  We also talk about some of our favorite examples of animal fantasy in movies, tv, and literature. Our rec room this week includes: Humblewood, an awesome DnD 5e compatible campaign setting available at their website humblewood.com, as well as their twitters @thedeckofmany and @hitpointpress This great gif of a turtle dancing in the shower and an advertisement for silence in movie theaters As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  If you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations we want to hear them!  And if you have a world that YOU want us to help build please let us know!  We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice!  Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Welcome back to a slightly delayed episode of World Forge!  This one's a bit shorter because honestly...  we just needed a chill one this week.  However the insanity of our lives hasn't stopped us from bringing the heat of the World Forge to your podcast feed! This week we're talking about another listener requested topic, and helping to build out some interesting stories for their world!  Our good friend @HolyCaGnolli on twitter asked us to take a swing at designing some interesting ships, crews, and stories for a campaign they're working on based on the idea of theirs of a ship made of living wood captained by druids.  We ended up with a detailed exploration of that ship, a rival ship, and a divine quest to release the wandering souls trapped aboard another derelict druidic ship. As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  If you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations we want to hear them!  And if you have a world that YOU want us to help build please let us know!  We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice!  Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Welcome back to another episode of World Forge!  This week we decide to explore a pretty interesting change in format by having our first episode without our proprietary prompt generation technology!  Instead we are using booster packs of Magic the Gathering cards to guide our creations!  Our aim was to show how inspiration can come from anywhere, and we utilize the art, the flavor text, and the mechanics of these cards to inform our Dungeons and Dragons creations!  We also delve briefly into the world of ASMR so you know...  if that's your thing you're welcome. Our goal was to use these prompts to tell THE GREATEST STORY OF ALL TIME and obviously we succeeded because hey it's us. Our rec room recommendations this week include a really interesting art sharing site built around collaborative story telling in storywars.net, as well as Art Camp by Noah and Rachel Bradley! We also suggest you take a look at our two sources of story inspiration this week: Homer's The Odyssey, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's The Autumn of the Patriarch.  Mechanically we think these two works explore journeys and adventuring in especially interesting ways. As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  What do you think is the greatest story ever told?  Do you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations?  If so we can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  We're always excited to hear from our listeners, and if you send us something really interesting we may just share it on air!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Welcome back to another episode of World Forge!  This time we're talking about creating interesting evil lairs and bad guy hideouts.  The place you conduct your business out of says a lot about you as a supervillain, so we want to help make sure all you villains out there are fully equipped to carry out your dark deeds in style! We talk about some of our favorite evil hideouts, and then go on to create some of our own including: a speakeasy for creatures of the night, and a magical baseball stadium/casino! As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  Where is your Big Bad Evil Guy currently living?  Do you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations?  If so we can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  We're always excited to hear from our listeners, and if you send us something really interesting we may just share it on air!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Welcome back to another episode of World Forge listeners!  This week we're talking about Monsters that we actually like!  And better yet...  that like us!  There are a ton of sympathetic monsters out there, and we dig into how you can use this trope to enhance your stories and games. We also revisit our beginners adventure from last week and break down how that played out with our party!  Spoilers: it was a lot of fun! We've got a couple good rec room recommendations this week: Here's a link to that GREAT Lindsay Ellis video about lovable monsters /r/SympatheticMonsters is a thing! And Pipers cousin Matt is doing great stuff at Mateo-Art.com! As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  Who's your favorite sympathetic monster?  Do you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations?  If so we can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  We're always excited to hear from our listeners, and if you send us something really interesting we may just share it on air!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Welcome back to another episode of World Forge listeners!  This week we decided we would talk about our approach to introducing new players to DnD and create a great starter adventure to show off some of the best things DnD has to offer.  We will actually be using the adventure we created on air this week in our next session with some DnD newcomers, so we'll be sure and update you on how all that goes next week. We also talk quite a bit about some of our advice for how to help make playing and running DnD games a little more fun and accessible for newcomers.  We also share some of our favorite pieces of advice that you all shared with us on twitter, this episode is chock full of pearls of wisdom! And we've actually got 3 great rec room recommendations for you all this week too: Firstly, we really just wanted to say playing DnD with new players can be a great way to grow as a player or as a DM, and we absolutely recommend you take any chance you can to do so.  We all benefit from seeing new perspectives and hearing new ideas, and it's important that we help make the DnD community a friendly and welcoming place. Piper also wanted to recommend a really great new show produced by National Geographic that just started streaming on Hulu: Barkskins.  It tells the story of early settlers in the Pacific Northwest, and the drama surrounding the settlement of New France. And finally, I wanted to recommend a cute little city management game I picked up on the Steam Summer Sale called Kingdoms and Castles.  It's a really straightforward game without a ton of bells and whistles, but I often find strategy and management games to be great sources of inspiration for the day-to-day stuff that happens around my players when they're in town or traveling near large groups of people. As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  What was your favorite opening session of a DnD campaign?  Do you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations?  If so we can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  We're always excited to hear from our listeners, and if you send us something really interesting we may just share it on air!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Welcome back to an especially trepulous episode of World Forge?  What does that mean?  Well for the low low price of 49.99 a month you can be privy to this valuable insider secret along with many more!  But wait that's not all!  This week we've sweetened the deal by bringing Michael and Ryan from The Brothers Pimm into the studio to share with you even more insider secrets, and to help us build the most effective and interesting grifters and con artists you've ever seen! From Double Black Diamond, the seductive and opportunistic assassin, to the man known only as Red Tape, our creations run the gamut of con men and women.  Join us as we explore what kind of team they'll need to build to steel all the gold medals from the olympics! We take inspiration from a lot of really fun sources this week as well!  We look to the classic Tulio/Miguel/Chel trio of con artists, to Michael Shannon from...  I guess just reality (seriously we talk a lot about Michael Shannon this week), to Mysterio, Meowth, Frank Abignale Jr., Quentin Beck/Mysterio and many more. Besides our own creations, we definitely recommend you check out a whole slew of awesome content this week.  Our rec room is full to the brim with fun recommendations this week including: The Brothers Pimm Podcast, Michael and Ryan's actual play show available here and on all major podcast networks James Franch, who writes all the music for their show Honey Heist, a free 1-page rpg about a bear trying to steal some honey As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  Have you ever played a con artist character in your Dungeons and Dragons games?  Or do you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations?  If you do we can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  We're always excited to hear from our listeners, and if you send us something really interesting we may just share it on air!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners! We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Hello listeners and welcome back to a special Fathers Day episode of World Forge!  This week we dive into the kinds of trouble fathers and father figures can get into with their children, biological or otherwise.  For inspiration we look to some of our favorite good and bad dads, like Wolverine, Darth Vader, Joel from The Last of Us, and more, and we take a swing at creating our own daddy duo (well duo plus one it turns out) in the form of Geraldo the smuggler, and Abigail the street urchin.  Their journey takes them from My Fair Lady to The Road to The Most Dangerous Game...  it's a blast. We also had some really fun recommendations for you this week, first we wanted to recommend you check out Dream Daddy, the daddy dating sim.  It's...  well it's pretty much exactly what you'd expect which is just great.  If you want to go and meet some dads and wine and/or dine them this is the place to go.  We also wanted to wholeheartedly recommend that you check out The Last of Us Part 2 which is out now!  This is not a sponsored episode, we just genuinely really like it, and wanted to give our endorsement in the wake of all of the (ridiculous) controversy that has surrounded it's launch.  Trust us, it's a good! As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media! This week we're especially interested to hear what other kinds of adventures Geraldo, Abigail, and Unicorn may get up to after their chance meeting!  If you have any ideas we can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  We're always excited to hear about all the ways you use and improve upon our ideas, and if you send us something really interesting we may just share it on air!  And if you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, because it helps get our show in front of new listeners! We definitely want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!
Welcome back listeners to another episode of World Forge, this week we're talking about the rich 1% that fund and supply our adventures for us.  Is capitalism the best socioeconomic option for YOUR fantasy world?  Probably not!  But sometimes it's nice to just have a fantastically wealthy guardian angel sitting on your shoulder!  We talk about the how and why an individual may become wealthy, and what they may want to do with all their gold once they acquire it.  Maybe they fund a payday loan outfit for down on their luck adventurers, or maybe they help build a new class of hero from nothing! We go over those and a few other interesting options, as well as develop our own rich old bastards, and talk about how they can help drive your stories forward.  Some of our inspirations include, Tony Stark, Bruce Wayne, Ebeneezer Scrooge, Carlisle Cullen, and... Harry Potter?  Don't worry we're always happy to find new ways to roast JK Rowling, but we do think our boy HP fits into this trope in an interesting way. Some of our other fun sources of inspiration for stories involving money, and those who have it, include mythological creatures like the Leprechaun, Dragons, Pixiu, and the humble Magpie!  We also definitely think you should check out S-Town!  It's a great podcast about a real life mystery involving a rumored hidden treasure, and the eccentric recluse who supposedly hid it away somewhere in Woodstock, Alabama. As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media! We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod.  We're also available via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com.  We love to hear about all the ways you use and improve upon our ideas, and if you show us something really interesting we may just share it on air!  And if you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review is the best way to support this podcast for FREE, because it helps get our show in front of new listeners! We also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Thanks again listeners, we'll be back again next week!
Welcome back listeners to another episode of World Forge, this week we're talking about time travel!  What happens when you introduce this classically world breaking element to your stories?  Is there a way to do it without ruining everything that came before?  Is there a "soft" version of time travel, and what kind of rules are needed to make this work? We cover all that as well as some of our favorite time travel stories and tropes.  We also get serious for just a brief minute and talk about some of the real world stuff that's going on around us lately.  We fully intend for this show to be a place for our listeners to escape from the sometimes terrible and scary things going on in the real world, but we also want to acknowledge and thank all of you who have reached out to us to check in and offer your support in these strange times.  We're proud Minneapolis natives and have been doing our best to engage in the ongoing protests and action in a responsible way, we are 100% safe but still want to give those of you who wish to support us and our city a way to do so as well.  So if you are committed to helping out in these strange times, we encourage you to go check out www.welovelakestreet.com and make a donation to the Lake Street Council to help rebuild the parts of our city most affected by rioting and looting.  100% of proceeds go to the businesses and individuals who have been damaged over the last few weeks. As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media! We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod.  We're also available via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com.  We love to hear about all the ways you use and improve upon our ideas, and if you show us something really interesting we may just share it on air!  And if you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review is the best way to support this podcast for FREE, because it helps get our show in front of new listeners! We also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Thanks again listeners, we'll be back again next week!
Hello listeners!  Welcome back to another week of World Forge where we are talking about a topic that we've been looking forward to for some time now, Pokemon!  While we both have different history with Pokemon, it's a property we definitely both love, and are very excited to have explored for you. We spend our time this week creating some new and exciting Pokemon trainers, gyms, and even a few pocket monsters entirely!  We also try to answer some of the questions we know you've all just been dying to get answers for like: is a Shuckle an aphrodisiac?  Is Ash really still 11 years old?  And what happens when you use strength on that truck by the SS Anne? While we may not answer all of your questions today, we think you'll definitely have fun anyway.  We also definitely recommend you check out a favorite podcast of ours, Pokemon Seicho!  They're a great DnD 5e podcast set in the Pokemon world, they can be found on all major podcasting platforms, and on twitter @seichopokemon!  Please consider giving them a listen or a follow if you want more Pokemon content in your life! As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media! We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod.  We're also available via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com.  We love to hear about all the ways you use and improve upon our ideas, and if you show us something really interesting we may just share it on air!  And if you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review is the best way to support this podcast for FREE, because it helps get our show in front of new listeners! We also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Thanks again listeners, we'll be back again next week!
Welcome back listeners to another episode of World Forge!  This week we're joined by Dante from the Are We Rolling Podcast!  Together we design some interesting treasures, and the adventurers who seek them!  But what qualities are most important in a treasure hunter?  Or an interesting treasure for that matter?  What happens when a treasure is a place, a person, or an idea? We also talk about what it's like to be on the other side of the fence, who are the brave crusaders who safeguard these treasures from falling into the hands of greedy adventurers? If you want to check out Dante's podcast you can find it on all major podcast platforms as the Are We Rolling Podcast, or on twitter @wespeakcommon! We had three fun rec room recommendations as well this week, all in the form of treasure themed games of various kinds!  We are big big fans of Spelunky, a, Indiana Jones-esque rogue-like with randomly generated dungeons to traverse, Renowned Explorers: Adventure Society, a choose your own adventure game with light strategy elements, and Escape: The Curse of the Temple, a fast-paced board game that combines yahtzee with exploration and collaborative puzzle solving all on a 5 minute timer! As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media! We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod.  We're also available via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com.  We love to hear about all the ways you use and improve upon our ideas, and if you show us something really interesting we may just share it on air!  And if you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review is the best way to support this podcast for FREE, because it helps get our show in front of new listeners! We also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Thanks again listeners, we'll be back again next week!
We did it listeners!  We made it to episode 50!  This is a huge milestone for us and we are so appreciative of all the support you've shown us since we started this little podcast.  We thought a fun way to celebrate 50 episodes would be to revisit some of our and your favorite creations from the last year or so, and see what happens when we stick them all in a blender together! We also brought back some of our favorite guests, Ben and Joe from We Speak Common, to help us atone for our past sins.  So if you were wondering what the little girl who's 99% hag had gotten up to, or what would happen when she meets the cowboy who's afraid of having his photo taken, this is the episode for you!  This is an extra long one (our longest episode yet in fact) so buckle up! We also get into what our favorite crossovers are from other forms of media.  We spend entirely too much time talking about the Marvel universe and it's virtues, Kingdom Hearts and it's sins, and a whole bunch of other examples of successful and unsuccessful attempts at crossovers! If you want to check out Ben and Joe's podcast (which we'll be appearing on next week!) you can find them on all major podcast platforms as We Speak Common, or on twitter @wespeakcommon! As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media! We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod. We're also available via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com. We love to hear about all the ways you use and improve upon our ideas, and if you show us something really interesting we may just share it on air! And if you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review is the best way to support this podcast for FREE, because it helps get our show in front of new listeners! We also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Thanks again listeners, we'll be back again next week!
This is an episode for all the moms out there listening!  Also everyone else...  ok so it's for everyone really but mostly it's for moms! This week we take a look at some inspiring leading ladies from reality and fiction, and try to come up with our own fantasy matriarchs!  We cover a lot of cool examples and land on a badass coal momma that wants nothing more than to create a safe life for her daughter, and a spitfire airship captain out for revenge with a faithful squad of soldiers in tow! We also had some really fun recommendations for you this week!  Above all we hope you gave your mom a call on mothers day, but besides that we recommend you go and listen to The Hazards of Love by the Decemberists!  It's an amazing indie rock opera about a baby rescued by a vengeful forest queen, and her struggle to hide him away from the human world. We also want to thank @great_lawful on twitter this week for giving us a really kind shoutout.  Please go check them out if you're looking for more fun DnD content :) As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media! We can be found on twitter @worldforgepod. We're also available via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com. We love to hear about all the ways you use and improve upon our ideas, and if you show us something really interesting we may just share it on air! And if you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review is the best way to support this podcast for FREE, because it helps get our show in front of new listeners! We also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Thanks again listeners, we'll be back again next week!
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Created by
Sam Weigel
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jun 10th, 2019
Latest Episode
Oct 26th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
73
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
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No
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Episodic

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